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Curated career advice and employment news for the week of November 8th, 2021…

How “Ghosting” Can Single Handedly Ruin Your Professional Reputation

Ghosting is the professional equivalent of standing up someone for a date, and it’s one of the most cringe-worthy things someone can do when they’re on the job hunt. Unfortunately, the trend of workers ghosting employers is according to analysts. It goes something like this…

Perspective | You may get more work done at home. But you’d have better ideas at the office.

It’s hard to interpret that data, though. Some of the largest productivity gains have occurred in durable-goods manufacturing (the making of items like cars and appliances) – a highly capital-intensive sector largely unaffected by the working-from-home trend.

Could Opposition To The Coronavirus Vaccine Be A Form Of Political Speech?

Generally speaking, if an employee receives a vaccine exemption, they will get one for either a medical or religious reason. The problem for employees who don’t want to get vaccinated is that most of them won’t have a medical condition that justifies their employer granting the medical exemption.

Jab or Job?

Only half of the people who lost jobs during COVID are going back to work

JPMorgan found that half of the people who lost jobs during COVID aren’t looking for a new one. Those 2.9 million people who dropped out of the labor force may have retired, or are still waiting to return. There’s a number of reasons people aren’t returning, from childcare to expecting more out of a job.

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Chris Kidd is the owner of StyleCareers.com, StylePortfolios.com, StyleDispatch.com, FashionCareerFairs.com and MayoroftheMall.com.